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    Coke can shims

    It's a Raleigh M Trax Duo Tech from 1995, with the bonded steel and Ti frame. What's a bit odd is these frames (I'm a bit of a collector of them) universally have 27.0 seat posts, and this is the first and only one I have ever heard about with a different diameter. I started to wonder whether it...
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    Coke can shims

    Has anyone here ever shimmed a frame / seat post to make up a difference of less than 0.2 mm? I've got a bit of a weird case, which I suspect is a frame that was not reamed properly and the main seat tube is 26.8, but the upper 25 cm is about 26.9. When fully tightened, the seat clamp tabs touch...
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    Raleigh Dyna Tech appreciation and information thread

    I just found these photos of a shoot from the early 90s by Geoff Waugh, of a Dynatech Endeavour being tested for one of the mags (MBUK). https://waughphotos.photoshelter.com/im ... kAoU4gCw--
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    boy"O"boy's 1991 Raleigh Dynatech Endeavour x2!!

    I really enjoyed reading this build thread, what an incredible end result! Do you know which steel was used in the main tubes and rear triangle of the Endeavour?
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    Happy new year my Arse.

    2020 hasn't been great for us but there are many people who've got it worse, and I am thankful my wife and I still have our jobs and health. The pandemic hasn't been all that bad here in Portugal, and I must admit I did enjoy the lockdowns and home working for while, if only for the empty...
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    Cantis or Vs?

    I use high profile cyclocross brake cantilevers, they're almost as good as v-brakes and they look a bit retro.
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    Kalloy Uno Purple Stem / Bars / Bar Ends

    I'm very interested if the sale falls through.
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    Bike pricing disparity.

    Re: Bike pricing rant. This seems to have happened everywhere, and I figured it was because the industry fully changed over to alu frames and stopped offering steel frames in their mass produced ranges, leaving quality steel frames as something just for connoisseurs who'll pay extra for...
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    Bitcoins

    Re: Re: Steel is real, all the way.
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    Bitcoins

    The thing with bitcoin is there was a period when it was new and very few people knew about it, like most "investment" vehicles, that was the time to get in and take a risk. Basically, you have to get in before everybody catches on to it. Now that there are so many cryptocurrencies to choose...
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    Raleigh Dynatech MT4 titanium build

    After months of putting it off because cantis are usually a pain to set up, I finally got round to fitting my Tektro CX brakes on the rear of my MT4. Surprisingly easy to install and set up, I got everything positioned just right on the first try. That's a first for me! And I'm impressed...
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    wtd: brake booster for cantis for 100 mm spaced bosses

    I'm in the market for a brake booster to beef up my cantilevers on a flexy frame. The only catch is the bosses are 100 mm apart, instead of the more standard 80mm. Most boosters do seem to allow for a range of boss distances, though. What you got? preferred colour: purple or titanium.
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    Educating Peachy - Drop bar MTB’s

    That's an epic bike. Basically you're a gravel pioneer. But whatever you do, don't walk into my LBS and announce you made a gravel bike using a 90s MTB. And definitely don't say your 90s MTB frame has virtually the same angles as the plastic fire-road bikes they're hawking to roadies who want...
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    Educating Peachy - Drop bar MTB’s

    One extra benefit of drop bars is that the hunched forward position might increase your power output because it allows your bum and lower back muscles to contribute to the pedalling more efficiently. It probably won't work for everybody, especially on retrobike where many of us have dodgy backs...
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    Wishing everyone strength for the coming months.

    More difficult times are on the horizon, I wish everyone the best of luck with what may be approaching, which I fear may be worse than what was experienced March/April this year. There is of course hope on the horizon, of vaccines to blunt the spread of the virus, and the likelihood that some...
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    Bitcoins

    My speculative purchase of Bitcoin to the princely sum of 100 quid has paid off with a 35% increase in value. Licking myself for not buying more. I guess I could use the proceeds to buy a new chain.
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    Show us your (Marin) Boingers!

    after some googling I count 4 different swingarm designs: First design? (shown on models in catalogue when the mount vision came out) A slightly beefed up version of the first one. Second design? 3rd and 4th?
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    Show us your (Marin) Boingers!

    How can I tell if I have a newer crack-proof swingarm? But I suppose aluminium being what it is will crack at some point anyway.
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    Show us your (Marin) Boingers!

    Anyone know the story on the changing swingarm design of the Mount Visions?
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    Marzocchi Discs Brake Adapters wanted - or 3D CAD Models !?!

    For fitting a modern disc brake on 1996 Bomber Z2. There's no rush on my side.
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